Drama focusing on gluttony and "hidden hunger," where well-nourished people eat poorly and malnourish themselves. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Nutrition, Food, Social guidance
This Cold War-era cartoon uses humor to tout the dangers of Communism and the benefits of capitalism. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 35 reviews ) Topics: Cold War, Animation: Advertising, Capitalism
The World Parade, produced by Castle Films, distributed by University of Alabama 0659 PA8627 Golden Gate City favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area: Infrastructure, San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
How a New York City newspaper delivery drivers' strike in 1945 failed to divert readers' interest in their favorite newspapers. Shows the newspapers of the day and huge lines of people outside newspaper offices waiting to purchase updated editions. In Kodachrome. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Media: Newspapers, Labor: Strikes, New York City
Complete presentation of the banana industry from the clearing of the jungle and the planting to the shipment of the fruit to the American markets. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews ) Topics: Agriculture: Bananas, Central America
High school boy who has scratched his desk is lectured by principal on acting his age. Teen girls and boys turn into 5-year-olds, illustrating infantile reactions. The principal delivers a pep talk on growing up. A boy has a "How Old Am I?" chart. The school janitor / custodian lectures on immaturity. Pictures Jim losing interest in his algebra and initialing the top of his desk. The principal, Mr. Edwards, talks with Jim about the adolescent's problem of growing up and meeting...
Selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" motion pictures. Famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 73 reviews ) Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Animation
Presents in lay terms what an atom is, how energy is released from certain kinds of atoms, the peace-time uses of atomic energy and the by-products of nuclear fission. From The Field Guide to Sponsored Films: RESOURCES: “Atom Educational Film Made Available by GE,” Wash Post, Aug. 9, 1953, R11; “A Challenge to Free Enterprise,” Bus Scrn15, no. 5 (1954): 33; advertisement, Bus Scrn18, no. 7 (1957): 5. Science film positioning atomic energy as both a peaceful and a warlike force....
Texas: Knife-thrower Louella Gallagher throws knives at her daughters Connie Ann, 5, and Colleena Sue, 2-1/2, missing them skillfully as the knives enter a board. Newsreel story. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Newsreels, Mothers, Surrealism
This idealized story of four years in the life of Kay, Jean, Helen, and Louise evokes the lost world of Iowa State's Home Economics Division in the fifties. When an assembly speaker at the high school talks of girls who studied home economics in college, Kay is smitten. But it is a big thing for someone in her family to attend college. She convinces her parents to make the sacrifice and is so eager to leave that she is packing her bags just minutes after receiving her acceptance letter. There...
This disturbing film records the successful experiments in the resuscitation of life to dead animals (dogs), as conducted by Dr. S.S. Bryukhonenko at the Institute of Experimental Physiology and Therapy, Voronezh, U.S.S.R. Director: D.I. Yashin. Camera: E.V. Kashina. Narrator: Professor Walter B. Cannon. Introduced by Professor J.B.S. Haldane. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 72 reviews ) Topics: Animals: Dogs, Medicine: Veterinary: Experiments, Life extension
Animated classic presenting what an atom is, how energy is released from certain kinds of atoms, the peacetime uses of atomic energy and the byproducts of nuclear fission. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 25 reviews ) Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Energy, Physics, Animation
Definitive document of pre-World War II futuristic utopian thinking, as envisioned by General Motors. Documents the "Futurama" exhibit in GM's "Highways and Horizons" pavilion at the World's Fair, which looks ahead to the "wonder world of 1960." favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews ) Topics: Futurism, World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Infrastructure: Roads and highways
A group of children, all wearing ape masks, rides their bicycles to the park for a picnic. Along the way, all but one are eliminated for violating basic bike safety rules. This strange film was narrated by Edward Everett Horton. Script and Direction: Dale Jennings. Photography: Max Hutto. Art Direction: Ralph Hulett. With Dick Hutto, Janice Powell, Lucie Hagens, Ralph Hulett, Clyde L. Johnson, Dave Hembree, Colleen Hutto, Charles Hagens, Kevin Lindsay, Dan Whitehead, Don Moody, Diane Chambers,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 43 reviews ) Topics: Bicycles, Safety: Bicycle, Animals: Apes
Classic instructional film for teen daters, presented here in the rare (but incomplete) Kodachrome version. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 24 reviews ) Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Dating, Gender roles
Anti-homosexual film targeted at teenage boys, urging them to avoid encounters with potential molesters. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 116 reviews ) Topics: Homosexualities, Crime and criminals (Molestation), Los Angeles
Set at the 1956 General Motors Motorama, this is one of the key Populuxe films of the 1950s, showing futuristic dream cars and Frigidaire's "Kitchen of the Future." favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 25 reviews ) Topics: Futurism, Automobiles: Advertising, Gender roles
Cinemascope homage to the city of San Francisco made by amateur filmmaker and inventor Tullio Pellegrini. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews ) Topics: san francisco, amateur film, widescreen, Cinemascope, pasta1
Anti-pornography film produced by financier Charles Keating, linking pornography to the Communist conspiracy and the decline of Western civilization. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 83 reviews ) Topics: Culture wars, Sexualities, Pornography
Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews ) Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
Republican party campaign film on behalf of Wendell Willkie for U.S. president in the 1940 elections. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Political campaigns and elections, Economics, Willkie, Wendell A.
Alexander Hammid's intimate study of a female cat and the birth and maturation of her five kittens. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 32 reviews ) Topics: Animals: Cats, Animals: Behavior, Psychology
The ultimate generic industrial film, built around every script and visual cliche. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 45 reviews ) Topics: Motion pictures: Production, Motion pictures: Sponsored, Humor
Imaginative film showing how automatic gadgets in homes and workplaces alienate people from one another. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews ) Topics: Technology: Critiques, Automation, Consumerism
Complex and disturbing anti-Japanese propaganda film produced to spur the sale of U.S. war bonds. CONTENT ADVISORY: Explicit racism and extreme violence. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 94 reviews ) Topics: World War II: Japan, Propaganda, World War II: Homefront
RCA Victor presents Sound and the Story, copyright Radio Corporation of America favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Motion Pictures: Sponsored, Consumerism, Media: Phonograph, Perception: Sound